MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
Our latest award-winning series: In this morning’s principal post, we started our latest award-winning series.
We’re calling this series The Way We Are. In the series, we plan to describe the way our public discourse actually works, as compared to the representations found in our civics textbooks.
This week, we’ll be discussing “story lines”—narratives, Standard Group Stories, scripts. In future weeks, we’ll look at other dispiriting aspects of our Potemkin discourse.
That said, we still have one week to go on our previous award-winning series, The Houses of Journalist County. For all previous posts, click here.
When we present that final week, we’ll visit some of the fabulous houses in that storied county. We’ll explore the lifestyles found within those houses—the lifestyles which make it so unlikely that their owners will ever produce actual journalism.
And there’s more! We’ll chuckle at the stories those people invent to make us think they’re just like us. In a plutocrat-driven age, people who summer in The Houses of Nantucket County are very unlikely to produce any actual journalism. They’re mainly skilled at devising a series of entertainments, distractions and cons.
That final week is yet to come! Meanwhile, starting this week, The Way We Are! The way our discourse actually works, as opposed to what we read, so long ago, in those civics texts.